Students at a school chartered by Education One, Trine University’s charter school
authorizer, will have more reading options thanks to a donation from the Fremont Public
Career Academy Middle School in South Bend received about 800 books donated by the
library on Feb. 24.
The connection came through Jill Noyes, who worked at the Fremont Public Library before
she became director of library and information services at Trine University. Noyes
learned from discussions with Brenda Mescher, assistant director of community connections
and compliance for Education One, that its charter schools had a need for books for
“Public libraries turn over their collections much more quickly than school libraries
do, and most of the books are in good condition,” said Noyes. “The Fremont Public
Library hadn’t been able to have a book sale due to COVID-19 and was running out of
room, so this was a great solution. They were glad to be able to get the books in
the hands of kids.”
“We’re grateful for the expanded access our students will have to reading materials
and resources through the support of the Fremont Public Library. This is a win for
everyone involved,” said Mescher.
Education One at Trine University is one of about 45 higher education institutions
in the United States serving as an authorizer of public charter schools, and one of
four in the state of Indiana. Its schools implement a variety of innovative models
serving special populations of students.
More information is available at education1.org.
Top photo: From left, Cadence Reeves, Peyton Alsfasser and Emma Richards, students at Career
Academy Middle School in South Bend, hold books donated to the school by the Fremont
Right: Sud'Dynn Smith, a student at Career Academy Middle School in South Bend, holds a book
donated by the Fremont Public Library.
Last Updated: 03/16/2022